UA researcher Javier García Martínez inaugurates the Nature podcasts as an expert in entrepreneurship

By 18 mayo, 2021Other

The prestigious journal has selected six professionals from around the world to participate in this new series.Javier Garcia Martínez

Javier García Martínez professor of Inorganic Chemistry and director of the Laboratory of Molecular Nanotechnology at the University of Alicante, has inaugurated a new series of podcasts from prestigious journal Nature, where six international experts explain how to create companies from the outcomes of scientific research. In this series of six chapters, entitled Business of science, several aspects of the so-called technology transfer are analysed from the point of view of researchers, but also from investors, addressing issues such as the importance of patent management, prototyping and market intelligence.

According to García Martínez, making a great discovery and taking it to the market is extremely relevant, as well as the steps needed to take to get future investors interested. He has been chosen by Nature not only for his prestige as a scientist but also as the founder of Rive Technology, a spinoff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Other participants in the podcasts are Daniel Batten, managing director of the Auckland, New Zealand-based venture capital firm Exponential Founders Fund; Barbara Domayne-Hayman, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Francis Crick Institute in London; Patrick Anquetil, founder and CEO of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based bioengineering company Portal Instruments; and Wei Wu, chief operating officer of HelioHeat in Offenburg, Germany.


Javier García Martínez

Javier García Martínez is professor of Inorganic Chemistry and director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Alicante, where he has carried out extensive teaching and research work in nanomaterials and their application in the energy sector. In June 2014 he was awarded the Rey Jaume I Prize in the category of New Technologies and, since 2015, he has been the first Spaniard to receive the Emerging Researcher Award from the American Chemical Society. In the summer of 2017, García Martínez was recognised by the same organisation with the Kathryn C. Hach Award as the best US entrepreneur in the chemical sector. Javier is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Emerging Technologies Council, the Young Global Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Since 2019, Javier is Professor at the Rafael del Pino Foundation and President of the Young Academy of Spain. In the same year, the General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) elected this professor in inorganic chemistry as the president of this organisation for the 2022-2023 biennium.